Shakra Wednesday Specials
All Massages and Facial Services are 20% off at Shakra Relaxation Oasis. Check the website, and book your service now before there are no appointments left. Offers expire September 30th. Visit their beautiful and serene Yoga Studio for Yoga for Lunch at all levels from 12:15 to 1pm, Pilates at all levels from 5:15 to 6:15pm to stretch and tone your lower back and abdominal area, Basic Yoga at beginners level from 6:15 to 7:30pm, and Belly Dancing at beginners level from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Enjoy their Zen and fully equipped locker rooms as well as class props for free. The first class for new students (FL Residents) is always free at Shakra Relaxation Oasis, 271 Alhambra Circle. Call 305-774-1355. http://www.shakramiami.com
Coral Gables Museum Preview Exhibit
Curated by historian Arva Moore Parks, the Coral Gables Museum Preview Exhibit showcases early Coral Gables, the Merrick Family and the incredible vision of Coral Gables founder and developer George Merrick, every Wednesday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm at Old Spanish Village, 2901 Ponce. Filled with never before seen early Gables photos and memorabilia, the exhibit provides a glimpse into what might be included in the future Coral Gables Museum. Call 305-910-3996.
2 For 1 Drinks At Uva Happy Hour
UVA Restaurant and Lounge at 2626 Ponce presents drink specials from 5 to 8pm. Call 305-476-8111.
What's Hip Wednesday At The Biltmore
Don't miss What's Hip Wednesday, a weekly happy hour event at the BIltmore Lounge featuring half-price cocktails and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 10pm, as well as entertainment and hip fashions from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. The evening is hosted by "Trend Tracker" Tara Gilani. Call 305-445-1926. http://www.biltmorehotel.com
Business Referral Group installation
The Business Referral Group, a business networking group that meets every Tuesday in Coral Gables, will host its annual installation dinner at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Restaurant and Bar, 1000 South Miami Avenue. Cocktails will be served at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm. Tickets are $36. For reservations, contact Rosemary Guilfoyle of Public Adjusters at 786-298-0312.
Wine Specials At The Grape
Stop in to your favorite wine bar at the Village Of Merrick Park for a great assortment of wines by the glass or the bottle, plus great food to round out the experience. It's only $15 for three preselected white or red wines. Meet up with friends at The Grape for a great time every time. Call 305-444-WINE. http://www.yourgrape.com
Wind Down Wednesday At The Globe
Join your friends from the Gables Chamber's 20/30 Group and the FIU Alumni Association for an evening of networking at The Globe, 377 Alhambra starting at 5:30pm. The cost of $20 (RSVP in advance) or $25 at the door includes hors d'oeuvres and two drinks. Everyone is welcome. Call 305-446-1657.
Wednesday Special At The Bierhaus
Enjoy Harald's Crisp Roasted Pork shanks with choice of two sides at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way. Listen to the sounds of local legend Piano Bob Wilder and his New Orleans style boogie. Call 305-774-1883. http://www.bierhaus.cc
Christy's Steakhouse Celebrates 30 Years
Enjoy a special $30 menu as Christy's celebrates 30 year in Coral Gables, featuring lobster bisque, Caesar salad, prime rib, filet mignon, filet of snapper, chicken Picatta, baked Alaska and homemade Key Lime pie. Enjoy special deals on fine wines from the cellar for $30 at Christy's, 3101 Ponce. Call 305-446-1400. http://www.christysrestaurant.com
1776 Debuts At Miracle Theatre
The liberty bell tolls and the stars and stripes fly on Miracle Mile as Actors' Playhouse opens the 2008-2009 season on the eve of a national election with a stunning spectacle of patriotic display in the Tony-Award Winning Broadway musical, 1776. With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone, 1776 is a vividly passionate and often humorous drama about the events that sealed America's birth as a nation and forever changed the course of history. 1776 chronicles the story of our nation's forefathers as they struggle to write the Declaration of Independence and shape the destiny of our country. This timeless story of liberty, passion, and politics will ring out the patriotism in all Americans. The play continues through November 2. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org
Cabaret Debuts at Ring Theatre
Jerry Herman Ring Theatre kicks off its new season with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, a ground-breaking Broadway show that seamlessly blends together elements of music, comedy, sex and drama. Set against the dark backdrop of pre-World-War-II Berlin, the action takes place in the seedy Kit Kat Klub where pimps, prostitutes and brash showgirls would rather drink, party and dance than face up to the growing menace around them. The show's score was lauded by the N.Y. Times as one of the few Broadway scores "with the kind of lingering power that comes from pungent musicality tied to memorable emotions." Performances run through October 11. Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $18-$22 general admission; $16-$18 seniors and UM faculty, staff and alumni; and $8-$10 for students. Warning: Contains strong adult language and themes. Call 305-284-5426 or buy tickets online. http://www.miami.edu/ring
Bernard-Henri Levy: Left in Dark Times
In this unprecedented critique, Bernard-Henri Levy, one of the world's leading intellectuals revisits his political roots, scrutinizes the totalitarianisms of the past as well as those on the horizon, and argues powerfully for a new political and moral vision for our times. At a time of ideological and political transition in America, Left in Dark Times (Random House, $25) is a polemical, incendiary articulation of the threats we all face -- in many cases without our even being aware of it -- and a riveting, cogent stand against those threats. Surprising and sure to be controversial, wise and free of cynicism, it is one of the most important books yet written by one of the crucial voices of our time. Meet the author at Books And Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com
Blues Jam At Titanic
Wednesday is Blues Jam night at Titanic, hosted by Chris Cosner and his band, starting at 9pm. Titanic Brew Pub is located at 5813 Ponce. Call 305-667-ALES. http://www.TitanicBrewery.com
Shot Night At The Bar
It's Shot Night every Wednesday at The Bar with $2 shots of Cuervo and Jager all night. Enjoy their selection of 48 bottled beers, 10 great brews on tap and the best comfort food at The Bar, 172 Giralda. Call 305-442-2730. http://www.gablesthebar.com